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Figure CL-2. Change in average PIRLS reading literacy scores of fourth-grade students in selected jurisdictions, by jurisdiction: 2001 to 2006


Change in average PIRLS reading literacy scores of fourth-grade students in selected jurisdictions, by jurisdiction: 2001 to 2006

arrow pointing up Average score was higher than the U.S. average score.
arrow pointing down Average score was lower than the U.S. average score.
# Rounds to zero.
1 Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China.
2 Met guidelines for sample participation rates only after substitute schools were included.
3 Did not meet guidelines for sample participation rates after substitute schools were included.
4 National Defined Population covers less than 95 percent of National Target Population.
5 National Target Population does not cover all of International Target Population because coverage falls below 65 percent.
6 National Defined Population covers less than 80 percent of National Target Population.
7 Nearly satisfied guidelines for sample participation rates after substitute schools were included.
NOTE: Selected jurisdictions include those that participated in both PIRLS 2001 and PIRLS 2006. Average reading literacy scores are reported on a scale from 0 to 1,000. Tests for statistical significance take into account the standard errors for scores in both years. Because the size of standard errors can vary, a small difference between the scores of one jurisdiction may be significant while a larger difference between the scores of another jurisdiction may not be significant. Detail may not sum to totals due to rounding.
SOURCE: Baer, J., Baldi, S., Ayotte, K., and Green, P. (2007). The Reading Literacy of U.S. Fourth-Grade Students in an International Context: Results From the 2001 and 2006 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) (NCES 2008-017), figure 3 and table 2. National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC; Ogle, L., Sen, A., Pahlke, E., Jocelyn, L., Kastberg, D., Roey, S., and Williams, T. (2003). International Comparisons in Fourth-Grade Reading Literacy: Findings from the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) of 2001 (NCES 2003-073), figure 3. National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC.

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